**spoiler alert** *This is a review of an early version. Changes may have been made*
What I thought:
The first chapter seemed a bit too detai**spoiler alert** *This is a review of an early version. Changes may have been made*
What I thought:
The first chapter seemed a bit too detailed
The little excerpts at the beginning of each chapter were my favorite. They, especially the ones about the Survivor-esque show, sufficiently clued me in.
However, the excerpt at the beginning of the second chapter needs to be moved to somewhere further in the book. I had to go back and read that one after I finished the book again, just to connect it to the story.
The level of violence is pretty high. While it suits the story, I dunno if all readers would like all the gore.
I had a lot of fun reading the book.
The first two chapters were a bit slow for me but the story picked up the pace and I wanted to keep reading.
Any sequels could include details about how the disease started.
Flavia Gives Me A Case of Feels You know when you read a book and the story isn't too interesting. You are not too interested in who the killer will tFlavia Gives Me A Case of Feels You know when you read a book and the story isn't too interesting. You are not too interested in who the killer will turn out to be either. But you still love the book because you are in love with the characters. You still keep reading because the author writes beautifully. And most of all, the author stays true to the character (or what you think the character is like, anyway).
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**spoiler alert** I received this book for free, in exchange of an honest review.
The events will make you cringe and keep you cringing. I**spoiler alert** I received this book for free, in exchange of an honest review.
The events will make you cringe and keep you cringing. I think that says something about a story if it makes you feel so strongly.
Vlad was one confusing character but I think he was meant to be seen that way since Daniel was as confused about him as I was. One moment he kills someone in cold blood while in the very next, he's ready to risk his life for Daniel.
The reason for the two star rating is two-fold: the book needs editing. Not only are there spelling mistakes, there is a lack of coherence. Events need to be tied together better. scenes where Daniel wasn't present are also narrated by Daniel which was weird.
Thank you, Daniel for letting me read your work. If you venture into Daniel's world, be ready to be heartbroken.
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Jacob wasn't ver**spoiler alert** I got this book for free, in exchange of an honest review, from Making Connections. Get your copy here.
Jacob wasn't very likeable and it becomes really hard to read about a MC, once you realize you don't care about them. He was middle-aged (if I'm not wrong), yet he behaved like a teenager which just felt weird. In the fourth chapter, he starts hitting on one of the freedom fighters, all of a sudden, which made no sense.
Teller was one of the bad guys came off as no surprise.
There are other inconsistencies, one of which I remember: in the fifth chapter, the story says that they'd be leaving Whistler behind but in the next scene, he's on the ship.
The story needs to flow more smoothly than it does and most of the missions of the freedom fighters sounded unplanned and half-assed to me. If they are such a force to reckon with, then how come they go everywhere with such little planning?
All that aside, I love the concept this book is based on!
**spoiler alert** So they broke it! They broke it and I can't fix my favorite series. Here are some reasons why I am so disillusioned:
No resolution of**spoiler alert** So they broke it! They broke it and I can't fix my favorite series. Here are some reasons why I am so disillusioned:
No resolution of Curran's shitty behavior from the first book.
Kate is not Kate anymore. She has turned into mcSissyPants. She whines and acts like a damsel in distress which is such a far cry from what made her awesome that it just broke my heart! I did not mind her worrying over Curran - it may have been excessive - but I dealt with it. It was the waiting for Curran to rescue her that I did not get. Shouldn't love make her stronger? Is it not that what she claimed? Yet she kept saying things like she had imagined they would face Roland together. Why?
Kate worries the heck outta Curran's absence but not once does she pause to consider whether Julie is safe. Yes, Barabas said she was but Kate just takes his word for it.
When Hugh shows up, Kate lets Curran fight him. Is that what the old Kate would do? Why would she let someone else fight her battle? So. Not. Kate.
The little chat with Do-little was so reminiscent of the ones that Harry used to have with Dumbledore that I had to recheck which book it was that I was reading.
Lack of interesting characters or really small cameos. These include Raphael, Kate's pooch, Julie, the Celtic guy, among others.
The transportation scene. Again, I was thrown back to the part where Cedric and Harry were taken to the cemetery. Even the dialogues sounded the same. No, Rowling was not the first one to use this in a plot but I had thought Kate Daniels series was smarter than this.
Not only did the violence level ratchet through the sky, Kate started looking like a sadist! She tortured the woman who had killed Aunt B. So. Not. Kate!
The conspirators were so obvious and in your face that I kept thinking, it could not be them! I do not like guessing how the mystery would be solved when I read. I let it unfold but this one just slapped me in the face!
Derek was also afflicted by the same disease. We expect Ascanio to act like a teenager but Derek is the kid who was tortured to death and then made to live. Why is he behaving like an idiot?
I loved the pack's behavior. They still think of Kate as an outsider and no matter what she does, she will remain one. That was the only thing that had stayed true to the previous books.
Ghastek. Curran berates him for not knowing stuff, I thought that was unfair that he would be the last to find out who Kate was. Again, just not like him.
I loved how Curran gave up his pack to be with Kate. It was what is expected of him.
There is no mention of how Jim would have reacted to Kate and Curran's departure. I more than wanted to see what he had to say about it.
Roland was exactly perfect. That is what I had come to expect from the Kate Daniels series and he was brilliant. The realization that his walk through caused was amazing as well. He is almost a god and Kate and Curran realized the futility of the security measures they had taken. That was done really well.
Hugh was another character that creeped me out in exactly the right way. He was deranged and his behavior at the Order showed that. However, when he continued to do nothing at the end, that was anticlimactic. I kept waiting for a final showdown but it never came.
I am just so sad that this book is becoming like the rest of them. Weddings and kick-ass ladies turning into delicate swooning flowers, how could this have happened?...more
**spoiler alert** I read this book in instalments-I don't why, though. I mean it captured my interest completely and I actually cringed at Aridela's e**spoiler alert** I read this book in instalments-I don't why, though. I mean it captured my interest completely and I actually cringed at Aridela's each childish mistake which means I actually felt something for the character. However, I still took my time finishing it.
None of the male characters seemed even remotely likeable and Aridela's feelings for them would seem odd, if not for the importance she (and the rest of that world) puts on dreams, portents and "religion".
Really liked the descriptions of places and the rituals were done beautifully, as was the portrayal of the contrast between Crete and the places who deified males.
If you like being immersed into other cultures through amazing writing, this is the book for you!